Preview: Manchester City vs. Sevilla – prediction, team news, lineups

Arlo Gibbons


Manchester City will face Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup clash on Wednesday in Piraeus. Manchester City recently won the Champions League, while Sevilla has been dominant in the Europa League.

Manchester City has been successful in domestic competitions since Pep Guardiola became their manager, but their European successes have been limited until recently. Erling Haaland has been a standout player, breaking records in the Champions League. In a recent match against Inter Milan, Rodri scored the winning goal, securing the title for Manchester City. Although they lost in the Community Shield penalty shootout against Arsenal, they started off their Premier League campaign with a 3-0 win over Burnley.

Sevilla, under the management of Julen Lopetegui, struggled last season in the La Liga but managed to secure a 12th-placed finish. However, they were able to win their seventh Europa League title. In the Super Cup, Sevilla defeated Roma, led by Jose Mourinho, on penalties. They have previously won the UEFA Super Cup in 2006 against Barcelona but have lost their five subsequent appearances in the competition. In their La Liga opener against Valencia, they suffered a 2-1 defeat. The team has four losses in four matches against Manchester City.

Manchester City will be without Kevin De Bruyne, who is injured, along with Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva. John Stones, on the other hand, has returned from injury. Sevilla will miss Tanguy Nianzou and Marcao due to injuries, but Loic Bade, who was sent off in their previous match, will be available. Yassine Bounou, their first-choice goalkeeper, is linked with a potential move to Real Madrid.

Manchester City‘s possible starting lineup includes Ortega, Walker, Akanji, Gvardiol, Ake, Rodri, Kovacic, Foden, Alvarez, Grealish, and Haaland. Sevilla’s possible starting lineup consists of Bounou, Navas, Gudelj, Bade, Acuna, Jordan, Fernando, Rakitic, Suso, En-Nesyri, and Ocampos.

In terms of predictions, it is expected that Manchester City will win with a clean sheet. Despite Sevilla’s European experience, their low morale and depleted backline may work against them. Manchester City, on the other hand, has the momentum from their recent success in the Champions League and is likely to secure another UEFA crown.


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